S.2699 - A bill to amend section 315 of the Communications Act of 1934, in order to require the furnishing of equal opportunities in the use of a broadcasting station to the national committee of the major opposition political party in certain cases when the President uses such station.93rd Congress (1973-1974)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Muskie, Edmund S. [D-ME] (Introduced 11/14/1973)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/14/1973 Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2699 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/14/1973)
Provides, under the Communications Act, that if the facilities of any broadcasting station are used by the President of the United States: (1) within a period of ninety days preceding a general election of Members of the House and Senate of the United States or; (2) in a year in which a Presidential election is to be held, within a period commencing January 1 and ending on the day of such election, then the licensee of such station shall afford equal opportunities to the national committee of the major opposition political party.
Provides that appearances by the President on any (1) bona fide newscast, (2) bona fide news documentary or (3) on-the-spot coverage of bona fide news events shall not be deemed to be use of a broadcasting station.